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3 College Freshman

Technology: You definitely need your own computer. There are not even close to enough computers even at not-crunch-times. The problem with having your own computer though is that the wireless network is spotty, so make sure that your finish your papers plenty of time before the deadline so you can get logged in or find a school computer.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: My parents dealt with this mainly. In my opinion, you get what you get and if you don't get enough, apply for outside scholarships.

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is no actual campus really so it's not like they can keep some people out and some people in. The only thing they can protect is their buildings. All but one I have been in seem secure, at that one the guard never insisted on checking ID. The "campus" is in a relatively safe part of the city anyway, and my walk to my dorm is very well lit with restaurant signs.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: It's mostly walking. There are buses, but since my walk is only 15 minutes, I don't need it enough to know the schedule.But general public transportation like the subways, buses, and taxis are convenient (except to get to LaGuardia airport), although taxis are not cost effective, subways are about to get more expensive, and buses and taxis have to deal with traffic.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: If I were on the Square it wouldn't be so bad, but the fifteen minute walk through the elements is not something I'm used to.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: food options in NYC are amazing

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: if someone drinks or parties in the dorms they're likely to get caught and will be penalized, but step outside and there's not much the school can do, its the city's problem now

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Technology: connection is down a lot

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: inside the buildings you're totally fine, and even out in the city you're usually good. but things happen

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Diversity: suuuuuper diverse religiously, ethnically, sexually.... not so much financially

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Weather: It is so cold most of the time and when its hot the air is thick with pollution. When it rains, it floods.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Local Area: i mean... its new york city

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: so many options, but so expensive

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: MCC is less competitive and really interesting

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing in general is more spacious than most schools-- plus every room/suite gets its own bathroom. Still, living in the city is outrageously expensive, and NYU makes it even more so.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Many students take part in drugs and no one really seems to care.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Area: Fantastic local atmosphere with something for everyone.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: New York has many and various types of transportation.

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1 College Freshman

Scholarships: NYU is horrible about financial aid, and while I got full tuition at many schools of a higher calibre, NYU gave me only half tuition. Every day is another day of anxiety over how I'm going to pay off my extremely high student loans.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is average, but the health center is fantastic.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Being so far North, there is a lot of snow and it gets extremely cold in the winter.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Every program is vastly different, but are all well-respected. If you are an NYU grad in the city, you have had ample time to network and the faculty are all well-connected.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Living in New York means that any internship you get will be high quality and respected. The only issue is how competitive any position in the city will be.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's New York City. Anything you could ever want is five minutes away.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not prominent at all on campus. There are few fraternities and even fewer sororities.

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NYU offers students a taste of the hustle and bustle they will most likely encounter in the real world once they graduate. It is an overpopulated institution, so you have to be ready to fight to gain certain academic opportunities, but cultivating such a habit may serve as indirect training for new graduates when they have to go about securing jobs in their respective fields. Life at NYU demands a certain kind of disposition; thus, it is not for everyone. For students who love NYC and the challenge and experience it offers, it is an exciting and ever-changing community. For those who desire a community-rich college experience, NYU is lacking in that area. However, you can make an amazing experience out of what the school does offer. Whatever your choice, get ready for a mix of demanding academics and wild experiences in the city. Finding a balance between the two is key at this big-city school.

Many students claim that the best part about attending NYU is living in New York City, while other students complain about the school's large tuition. Most often, students are dissatisfied with the lack of a campus or school spirit, and many students believe that the institution is run too much like a business, with the school using millions of dollars to make NYU a global institution instead of supporting its current students. Otherwise, most students appreciate the various benefits of living in the city, such as diverse and exciting nightlife options, a broad range of cuisines, and prestigious and diverse internship opportunities.

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